Full Name: Richard Wagstaff Clark
Profession: Radio and TV Personality
Why Famous: Best known for hosting "American Bandstand" from 1957 to 1987.
Also hosted the game show "Pyramid" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations", and was well known for his trademark sign-off, "For now, Dick Clark. So long!", accompanied with a military salute.
- 1977-07-07 "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California
- 1952-10-07 First "Bandstand" broadcast in Philadelphia on WFIL-TV (Dick Clark joins in 1955 as a substitute-host)
- 1956-07-09 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
- 1960-08-06 Chubby Checker performs his version of "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show" starting a worldwide dance craze